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Kingston WritersFest to go virtual for 2020

Kingston WritersFest will not be taking place physically this September due to the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, according to an announcement made by the festival on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. The festival was scheduled for September 23-27 2020 and a select series of master classes and presentations will be happening remotely

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A look at the Kingston WritersFest

It’s a good weekend to be a book lover (or a book writer) in Kingston, as the annual Kingston WritersFest is now underway. Now in its eleventh year, the 2019 edition will feature over 75 authors and dozens of events from now until Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Here’s a look

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New Poet Laureate’s works ‘immensely influenced’ by Kingston

As Kingston celebrates the new year, the City and its residents are also celebrating a new Poet Laureate, whose first public event coincided with the Mayor’s New Year’s Levee. On Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, the City of Kingston announced the appointment of local author and poet, Jason Heroux, as the

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Kingston’s Literary History: When Hemingway came to town

For ten years, Kingston WritersFest has brought noted authors to town to discuss their work and read from their latest book. Aspiring writers have taken the influences of the writers they see, meet, and hear from at this conference to motivate them to continue in their work. Kingston has a

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Guide to Kingston WritersFest 2016

Kingston Writersfest is back next weekend in its 10th year of celebrating the power of the written word. This year’s festival runs from September 28th until October 2nd and is bigger than ever. Join in on live author discussions, readings, musical performances and workshops that will take place at various

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Guide to Little Free Libraries in Kingston

While taking a leisurely stroll in your neighbourhood, you may have noticed small, free standing boxes popping up that are stocked with free books available for temporary loan.  These so-called little free libraries are growing in popularity throughout North America, with nearly a dozen installations in and around Kingston. Little

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#ygkChallenge: Show Some Love for KFPL

The #ygkChallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something

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Guide to Culture Days 2012

Culture Days is a collaborative coast-to-coast-to-coast volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Thousands of activity organizers and artists volunteer their time and talent to present and coordinate free public activities that take place throughout the

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